A Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger's Guide

A Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger's Guide


By (author) Leah Wilson, Contributions by Jacob Clifton, Contributions by Maria Lima, Contributions by Nick Mamatas, Contributions by Peg Aloi, Contributions by Alisa Kwitney, Contributions by Kirsty Walker, Contributions by Vera Nazarian, Contributions by Joseph McCabe, Contributions by Paula Rogers

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  • Publisher: Smart Pop
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 208mm x 18mm | 68g
  • Publication date: 29 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Dallas
  • ISBN 10: 1935251961
  • ISBN 13: 9781935251965
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 341,653

Product description

True Blood, Alan Ball's critically acclaimed television adaptation of Charlaine Harris' bestselling Southern Vampire mysteries, is HBO's most-watched show since The Sopranos, averaging over 12 million viewers an episode in its second season. Thanks to its large, dedicated fanbase, it won the People's Choice "Favorite TV Obsession" award in early 2010. A Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger's Guide gives those fans something to savor between episodes--and whets their appetite for more. Covering the show's first two seasons and released just in time for the third (with real-time online updates from the book's contributors throughout season three), the book includes pieces on: * Vampire Bill's season 2 slide from hot to not * Sookie's mind-reading talents as a critique of our oversharing Facebook culture * What a Louisiana setting adds to the traditional vampire myth * Why the television series had to differ from the books (co-written by the Southern Vampire mysteries' editor Ginjer Buchanan) * And much more, from shapeshifters to maenads to Merlotte's A Taste of True Blood also includes a quick reference guide to the show's first two seasons.

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Author information

Leah Wilson graduated from Duke University with a degree in Culture and Modern Fiction and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Smart Pop at BenBella Books. Leah is the editor of Perfectly Plum and Ardeur and the co-editor on Immortal, Coffee at Luke's, and Serenity Found, among other Smart Pop titles. She lives in Cambridge, Mass.

Table of contents

Sookie Stackhouse: Hero of The Proletarian Revolution! Pure Blood: Bon Temps, Bram Stoker and the Invasion Mythology of 'Dracula' Home is Where the Bar is: Merlotte's, True Blood's answer to Cheers Blue Collar Bacchanalia: Or, Maenad as Intellectual Interloper in a Working Class World Letting the Animal Out Vampires and the Cult of Celebrity Sookeh, Bee-ill! and the downfall of Mr. Compton Psychic Overshare Giving V to Jason Stackhouse is Like Giving Ho-hos to a Diabetic A Kinder, Gentler Vampire? Blood, Wine and Roses: The Aesthetics of Color in True Blood Everybody Bleeds From Nosferatu to Merlotte's Bar & Grill: You Mean The Vampires Are The "Good" Guys? Well, I Never: Vampires and the American South No Easy Way Out: Religion, Ritual, and V in Alan Ball's True Blood